Starting on June 4, 2020, USCIS will open some of their domestic field offices and Asylum offices and resume face-to-face, non-emergency services to the public. The offices were temporarily closed to the public for routine visa services, starting on March 18th due to the spread of Coronavirus. We are advised that the Application Support Centers (ASC) will resume their services on a later date.
In order to keep the public safe, many precautions are being implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during this re-opening, which includes markings and physical barriers for social distancing.Hand sanitizer will be provided for visitors at entry points. In addition,
individuals may also have to answer health screening questions before entering a facility and are encouraged to bring their own black or blue ink pens.
Visitors will be denied to enter a USCIS facility if they:
- Have any symptoms of COVID-19, including cough, fever or difficulty breathing;
- Have been in close contact with anyone known or suspected to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days; or
- Have been individually directed to self-quarantine or self-isolate by a health care provider or public health official within the last 14 days.
Additional restrictions such as restricting visitors from entering the facility more than 15 minutes prior to their appointment (30 minutes for naturalization ceremonies) and the requirement for members of the public to wear facial coverings that cover both the mouth and nose when entering facilities. If a mask is not worn, USCIS may provide one or the visitor will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
Appointment notices will include further instructions for visiting USCIS facilities.